March 10, 2013
Dan took a tasting trip to Yakima recently, and brought back 3 bottles to taste on the show. Yakima produces a wide range of wines as well as a few small AVA’s. We have a good range of styles here with the 2012 Bonair Riesling, the Treveri Extra-Brut, and the 2009 Gilbert Cellars Allobroges.
What is the weirdest wine cocktail you’ve ever tasted?
January 7, 2013
Dan tasted one Riesling over Thanksgiving weekend that he wanted to share, and Chas picked up two more bottles from 2011 to make the show. We hope to be doing more of these in 2013. We’ve got two bottles from Oregon and one from Washington this week with the 2011 Eroica from Chateau Ste. Michelle and Dr. Loosen, the 2011 Love and Squalor Willamette Valley Riesling, and the 2011 Trisaetum Estates Reserve Riesling.
What summer activity are you looking forward to most?
September 16, 2012
We’ve been hitting Oregon wine pretty hard over the last couple of months. While Dan was at the store, he realized that Washington has been left out of the mix for a while. This week, we’ve got a couple of Syrahs from Washington that we’ve been excited to try. Our friend Ryan C. joins us as well. We taste the 2009 Adamant Cellars Walla Walla Valley Syrah and the 2009 Fausse Piste Les Vignes de Marcoux Vineyard Syrah.
What is your favorite food cart?
We get back into the exploration of American Riesling with a bottle from Washington that Dan tried in Walla Walla and two new bottles from the Dundee Hills in Oregon. We taste the 2009 Crumbled Rock Juliard Vineyard Riesling, the 2011 Mad Violets Willamette Valley Riesling, and the 2010 The Jack Riesling.
If you have, or could have a high end tablet, do you think you’d spend more than 50% of your computing time on that tablet?
December 19, 2011
This week follows the theme from last week by featuring two more wines Dan tasted over Thanksgiving weekend. Today we try the 2010 Lazarus Pinot Noir from Matello and the 2009 Sangiovese from Remy Wines.
Now that Jay Miller has retired, we think that Dan may be the biggest guy currently reviewing Oregon wine, by weight. Are we wrong?
November 14, 2011
In Episode 84, we tasted the Composer Riesling from RaSa Vineyards in Washington. Our friend Scott shared the video with the winery, and they were kind enough to work with him to get us samples of their current releases. Since Scott is much more familiar with wines from Washington, we thought he’d be a great guest to help us discuss the wines. They were all fantastic, and we hope you enjoy the stories about the wines that Scott was able to share. We taste the 2010 Lyricist Riesling, the 2009 Vox Populi Mourvedre, the 2008 QED, the 2008 Principia, and the 2008 Creative Impulse. We typically pre-taste samples to select 2 or 3 for a show, but all of these were drinking so well that we wanted to talk about all of them. Episode 105 will be split into two parts, with the Principia and Creative Impulse appearing in Part 2. The question of the day will wait until then.
Give the 8 professional sports teams between football, baseball, and basketball that do not end in the letter “S”.
October 30, 2011
We tasted the Poet’s Leap Riesling from Longshadow on an earlier episode, but neither of us have had much experience with their reds. Dan came across some half bottles recently, and we both thought that they’d make for a fun show. We taste the 2006 Sequel Syrah and the 2005 Chester Kidder.
What famous wine maker outside of the United States would you like to see do a project in the States?
August 9, 2011
Continuing our run of current release wines from the area, we grabbed 3 more Rieslings to check out. Two are from Oregon, the 2009 Love and Squalor Riesling, and the 2009 Bethel Heights Riesling, and the 2009 Owen Roe Riesling is made from Washington fruit. The three wines represent a good range of styles and proved to be enjoyable. This will be the last show until October when Dan gets back from a long vacation. Hopefully there will be some decent tasting notes posted in the meantime, but we really look forward to celebrating episode 100 with you all when we start up again.
If you could travel anywhere to tour wineries, where would you go?
June 20, 2011
Chas and I visited a couple of wineries over Memorial Day weekend, and we wanted to share some of our personal favorites with our viewers. It was a great weekend out, with every winery putting their best foot forward, pouring great wines, and being very welcoming and hospitable. These were all wines that we purchased for ourselves, and we encourage you to check them out if you get a chance. For the show, we taste the 2009 Scott Paul Meursault, the 2009 Biggio Hamina Zenith Pinot Noir, and the 2007 Cana’s Feast Sangiovese.
What were you drinking over Memorial Day Weekend?
April 24, 2011
Ryan Reichert is a local blogger and writer and we crossed paths recently and quickly decided that it would be fun to do a show together. His work forcusing on white wine in the NorthWest grabbed our attention so we picked up three white wines from Washington to review together. Follow the link below to check out his blog! For this show we tasted the 2008 Syncline Horse Heaven Hills Rousanne the 2009 Magician from Sleight of Hand Cellars and the 2009 Composer from Rasa Vineyards.
What is your favorite white wine blend from the Pacific Northwest?